Throw a chic cover-up on over your swimsuit and go from pool to party.

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Swimsuits are the bane of many women, which makes throwing on a chic cover-up even more of a joy.

A cover-up will get you to and from your preferred watering hole in style, and can double as an outfit if you decide to grab a meal or pop into a store along the way.

Here’s how to get the most out of your cover-up.

TRY OUT A TREND

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Miami Swim Week provides a sneak peek at swimwear trends for next summer. This year’s shows featured lots of cover-ups with floral prints, fringe details, dip-dyed fabrics and punchy corals.

USE SUMMER STAPLEs

Stretch its use by opting for a cover-up that can double as an outfit. A soft maxi dress can be tossed on over your swimsuit while you laze by the pool; add some accessories and it can transform into a happy-hour look. Likewise, a kimono can go over your bikini and then turn into an outfit when coupled with some white denim.

ADD UV PROTECTION

Your cover-up can also serve to shade you from the sun. Look for rash guards and swim tops that have built-in UPF protection.

SHOP YOUR CLOSET

You may already have some pieces in your closet that will work perfectly as cover-ups. Try throwing on an oversized oxford or a chambray shirt and leaving the top unbuttoned.